If this isn’t the number one question we receive via email and comments, it’s definitely at least in the top three. However, it’s not the question you should be asking. What you want to know is: how much should you CARE how your fastball is spinning?
This week, I’m delivering Phase 2 of our College Softball Summer Training program. This is a FREE downloadable program with exercise video demonstrations and instruction. This program is designed to prepare incoming college freshmen for their collegiate weight room experience. In Phase 2, I’ve increased the challenge, added new exercises and added alternative exercises to accommodate for athletes of different levels or who has limited access to equipment.
This question comes from Michelle:
I am watching the USA play in the World Cup today. When watching the Canadian and US pitchers, I noticed that their drag foot is not touching the ground. It is really noticeable in the slow-mo replays. Why is no one commenting on this? The pitcher even goes back and covers her track each time…which is funny to me. Do they stop worrying past HS, College, or does it really matter?
In this week’s video, I follow up Carly’s post on what causes you to arch your back too much during the pitching delivery. In the video, I explain and demonstrate the physical inefficiencies that prevent you from achieving and maintaining optimal positions throughout the sequence.